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Post by knightfan26917 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:07 am

For 2009, my "major" drive was along Route 66, September 5-19. I also had a Thanksgiving weekend getaway to Tennessee and Alabama, complete with a few Route 66 stops in Illinois. Pictures of both trips are now ready...ENJOY!


** ROUTE 66 STORY **

In the midst of preparing my Route 66 pictures, I started writing a story about Route 66, which, for whatever reason, has been VERY easy to write. It is not complete, but I'm not quite sure to where it will lead. If you wish to follow it (some of you have already read the first portions), you can read it on Jim Hinckley's website:
http://www.route66infocenter.com/Share_Your_Adventure.php



** ROUTE 66 JOURNEY, SEP 09 **

The links are slide shows, complete with captions about my drive along Route 66....

09/05/09, Day 1, DeKalb IL (LH) to Pontiac IL (Rt 66) to Springfield IL, 43 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#slideshow/5427141662526110530

09/06/09, Day 2, Springfield IL to St Louis MO, 68 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#slideshow/5427153871443919250

09/07/09, Day 3, Stanton MO to Joplin MO, 62 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#slideshow/5427439268824317586

09/08/09, Day 4, Joplin MO to Tulsa OK, 77 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#slideshow/5427862154662426722

09/09/09, Day 5, Tulsa OK to Clinton OK, 53 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#slideshow/5428251162202783314

09/10/09, Day 6, Clinton OK to Amarillo TX, 80 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#slideshow/5428260359643080226

09/11/09, Day 7, Amarillo TX to Moriarty NM, 81 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#slideshow/5428654625398731538

09/12/09, Day 8, Moriarty NM to Holbrook AZ, 102 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#slideshow/5428980552494890642

09/13/09, Day 9, Holbrook AZ to Williams AZ, 72 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#slideshow/5429002721353620370

09/14/09, Day 10, Williams AZ to Kingman AZ, 116 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#slideshow/5429395440355434498

09/15/09, Day 11, Kingman AZ to Barstow CA, 137 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#slideshow/5430380559414678786

09/16/09, Day 12, Barstow CA to Rialto/San Bernardino CA, 98 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#slideshow/5431220758934833330

09/17/09, Day 13, Rialto/San Bernardino CA to Albuquerque NM, 36 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#slideshow/5431255586450476482

09/18/09, Day 14, Albuquerque NM (Rt 66) to Kearney NE (LH), 5 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY14#slideshow/5431261135177047330

09/19/09, Day 15, Kearney NE (LH) to Elgin IL, 29 pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY15#slideshow/5431272549764120818



** DRIVE SOUTH, NOV 09 **

The link is a slide show (43 pics), complete with captions about my Thanksgiving weekend getaway to see friends in Tennessee and Alabama, November 27-29, including some stops along Rt 66 places in IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#slideshow/5431282615925577026




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Post by The Dude on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:55 pm

Hey check it out, you took a shot of Rainbow Bridge! The only remaining pics I have of my original 76 were taken there, including the big smoky burnout shots! If you remember going down that road almost into town there's an intersection that just happens to be exactly 1/4 away from the small bridge leading into city limits.... that used to be the local street racing site back in the day.

How'd you like Cafe on the Route? My grandfather owned it back in the early eighties when it was called Murphy's. LOL & how about that blue whale, huh? I read in a newspaper article a couple of years back that they planned on re-opening it as a swimming hole, but I guess nothing ever came from it. Your pics from Joplin to Tulsa opened my eyes. I guess seeing most of this stuff on a daily basis, I don't really take much time to enjoy the beauty of it. Thanks.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:59 am

*nods*

You are welcome, Rago ... glad you enjoyed the pics! And, yes, I remember that area/intersection ... I wondered about that ... lol!

So ... where are those pics of your '76 at the Rainbow Bridge???

Cafe on the Route was cool, though I didn't eat there ... just stopped to check it out. I really liked that Blue Whale ... MUCH cooler in person ... lol.



* FYI *
A new section to my Route 66 story (newly titled _That's The Highway_), is on Jim Hinckley's website, complete with titles/chapters (newest chapter is "Research and a Test")...
http://www.route66infocenter.com/Share_Your_Adventure.php

Future chapters will be posted on Jim Hinckley's website (which also has a link to my "photo journal of a Route 66 adventure") ... so, if you're interested, stay tuned there!


BTW, anyone notice these pics...?

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427434251571068546
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#5428984311510868034
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429399180630565874



ALSO, people have asked what MY favorite pics are ... all of them! But, a FEW "highlights"....

09/05/09...
...Franklin Grove IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#5427143137160812866
...west of Rochelle IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#5427144394574074370
...Pontiac IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#5427146455652435954
...Atlanta IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#5427148753305989314

09/06/09...
...Auburn IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427154812343567826
...Virden IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427158530798427218
...west of Nilwood IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427160260907386882
...Staunton IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427435471795286994
...near Mitchell IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#5427437391087316370

09/07/09...
...Fanning MO:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#5427441336502661330
...Jerome MO:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#5427442141527676274
...Devil's Elbow MO:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#5427444101572828338
...Paris Springs MO:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#5427859218304450258

09/08/09...
...Galena KS:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#5427865446750242146
...Commerce OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#5427870886601073106
...Afton OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#5427874252195807410
...north of Afton OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#5427875449887905842
...Chelsea OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#5427875462987865714

09/09/09...
...Sapulpa OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#5428251173893528562
...Chandler OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#5428253696750058322
...Fort Reno OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#5428259472179330626

09/10/09...
...Clinton OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428261329252171842
...Elk City OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428264164237600498
...Sayre/Hext OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428265343202751266
...Erick OK:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428647982435472610
...McLean TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428652033919334178
...TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428652616742933170
...Conway TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#5428653427642577842

09/11/09...
...Amarillo TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428654639455883138
...Vega TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428656500172729682
...Adrian TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428656506385667410
...Glenrio TX:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428658981036796162
...NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428659690273339266
...Moriarty NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#5428934903092189554

09/12/09...
...west of Albuquerque NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#5428981318132477426
...Continental Divide NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#5428986378107533538
...Sanders AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#5428988876656437250
...Holbrook AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#5428993896863581506

09/13/09...
...Holbrook AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429002721353620370
...Joseph City AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429004878525405154
...Winslow AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429325377785057842
...Meteor Crater AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429326587958074946
...Twin Arrows AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429327136194649458
...Flagstaff AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#5429328673568833650

09/14/09...
...Williams AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429397542183620802
...Monte Carlo AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429399169064197826
...AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429401366154492802
...Seligman AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429727764523898370
...Truxton AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429730879633494034
...Valentine AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429731739305453794
...Hackberry AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429732413898596658
...Kingman AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#5429766266936899586

09/15/09...
...Kingman AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430382612145939906
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430385908378019730
...AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430388069472157458
...Sitgreaves Pass AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430388833489766162
...Oatman AZ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430391223852100402
...Goffs CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430396842873328514
...CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430396856415101698
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430397669286569890
...E Amboy CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#5430842399328442258

09/16/09...
...Barstow CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431220758934833330
...Helendale CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431226655533533122
...Victorville CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431229477097449634
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431231910013120322
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431233180247320034
...Rialto/San Bernardino CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#5431233186960311634

09/17/09...
...Rialto/San Bernardino CA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#5431255592099883778
...NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#5431258735465073218
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#5431258735058880610

09/18/09...
...Romeroville NM:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY14#5431261137193168834
...NE:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY14#5431261141512666882

09/19/09 (my birthday!)...
...Kearney NE:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY15#5431272556376540306
...Starks IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY15#5431275012661266562


11/27/09-11/29/09...
...Dwight IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431282615925577026
...Odell IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431285499708785602
...Odell/Pontiac IL:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431286153803053858
...Big Sandy TN:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431287668203160418
...Jackson TN:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431290195841866850
...Nashville TN:
http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#5431290207573056258




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Post by orange Juiced on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:28 am

cool pics. . . . I recognize that Bellemont AZ pic, thats the Harley Davidson shop. . . My brother lives not that far from there.
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Post by The Dude on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:37 am

My Route 66 pics+story, Sep 09; Drive South, Nov 09 76_che10

This is on the North side of the bridge, although you can't see it in the photo. You can see the big curve on the road where "Rainbow Bridge Road" splits off directly behind the car. I had a better shot with the car's rearview showing the bridge too, but I've lost it over the years. I do have another pic, but the car is engulfed in smoke lol. Plan on an updated pic with the new 76 in the near future. Wink
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:11 pm

*nods*

Thanks, OJ! Glad you liked 'em.



Rago wrote:This is on the North side of the bridge, although you can't see it in the photo. You can see the big curve on the road where "Rainbow Bridge Road" splits off directly behind the car.

Cool! I remember that area/intersection ... wish I was back there now...lol.


Rago wrote:Plan on an updated pic with the new 76 in the near future. Wink

Hope so! Lookin' forward to seeing that. Smile



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